Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion Engine tech, forced induction, springs, shocks, brakes, tires, etc.

Tranny Problem

Old 17-Sep-2003, 12:04 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
imported_Tmak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,009
Tranny Problem

It's happened from time to time on my '98 Auto sedan..

the tach revs usually about 3k rpm whenever I drive so no hardcore redlining, when I accelerate, the car sometimes doesn't upshift and keeps reving up to about 5k, then upshifts.. seems as if there's a lag between the shifts.

I recently did a tune-up, tranny fluid changed..
imported_Tmak is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 01:34 AM
  #2  
!!!!AWAITING CONFIRMATION!!!!!!
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: not at the pump...
Posts: 933
could be the bands in transmission,
red90dx is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 09:18 AM
  #3  
-- site donator --
iTrader: (2)
 
bbarbulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: not Toronto
Posts: 27,687
so even if you back off the throttle, it won't upshift? Maybe your TPS is not reading right?
bbarbulo is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 12:41 PM
  #4  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Honda
Posts: 683
Originally posted by red90dx
could be the bands in transmission,
Umm, no bands in a Honda automatic transmission.

Back to the question, it could be a shift solenoid. It is possible that there are some codes stored in the PCM that might help with diagnosis but you would have to go to the dealer for that....

Mark
imported_MY SiR is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 04:16 PM
  #5  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
imported_Tmak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,009
I'll take a drive tonight and give an update on the situation, I'll try to explain further.

But from what I've experienced.. it continues to rev for another second before shifting into 2nd. It happened from 2nd to 3rd as well.
imported_Tmak is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 04:20 PM
  #6  
-- site donator --
iTrader: (2)
 
bbarbulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: not Toronto
Posts: 27,687
There is only one solution, a auto to manual swap!! LOL

Try to figure out when this happens... cold or warm, throttle position, etc.

If it happens all the time under all throttle positions, I'd agree with MY SiR, but if not... inputs to the PCM may be compromised.
bbarbulo is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 04:25 PM
  #7  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
imported_Tmak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,009
Some have told me it may be the ATF, but I recently had that flusheds and changed, I'll check again just to make sure
imported_Tmak is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 04:26 PM
  #8  
-- site donator --
iTrader: (2)
 
bbarbulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: not Toronto
Posts: 27,687
I'm assuming you checked that you had the correct type of fluid (ie. OEM Honda ATF) and the right quantity? Right? No leaks?
bbarbulo is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 04:52 PM
  #9  
Registered User
 
imported_D dot T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,506
I know for my car (99 version) Under normal driving conditions, it switches usually between 2 - 3, but when I press it hard on the gas, it doesn't switch till like 4 - 5 depending on how hard the gas is pushed. Maybe gas pedal cable is stuck??
imported_D dot T is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 05:11 PM
  #10  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
imported_Tmak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,009
I bought the ATF from Honda myself so I know what's in it. And no I haven't checked yet but will today.

D dot T it doesn't happen all the time, I'd say 2 times when I drove about 100km's
imported_Tmak is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 09:03 PM
  #11  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
imported_Tmak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,009
Just checked the ATF, it's at proper level

while driving there's a lag sometimes while upshifting, sometimes it even twitches when shifting, not smooth like usual.

I don't think it's my engine mount, I recently had the driver side replaced and the other 3 were fine.
imported_Tmak is offline  
Old 17-Sep-2003, 09:57 PM
  #12  
Registered User
 
Blue Dream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: burlington
Posts: 128
never had a auto honda transmission, or auto transmission in any of my cars for that matter.
Blue Dream is offline  
Old 18-Sep-2003, 12:31 AM
  #13  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 978
I don't know how difference mazda tranny's are but my dad had that problem with his MPV and mazda mentioned something about the solenoids i think near the IM.

just a hunch because the problem sounds like the one my dad had.
imported_sketch is offline  
Old 18-Sep-2003, 09:16 AM
  #14  
-- site donator --
iTrader: (2)
 
bbarbulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: not Toronto
Posts: 27,687
Well, Tmak, I'm not sure how good you are at diagnosis... but first get an OBDII scanner and read all the sensor values to see if they are correct --> lordm can do this. If so, you have the input side of the computer taken care of, then proceed to diagnose the output side - solenoid that is. I'll see if there is a testing procedure for these... and how to know when to replace one, but just so you know... this isn't like a tire rotation... I hope you are confident in your skill as a mechanic. If you are not comfortable with that, it's best done at Buddah's or at the dealer.
bbarbulo is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bengali548
CFz Discussion
19
23-Jul-2009 08:40 PM
D.T.P
Transmission
12
20-Jul-2008 10:38 PM
janz3n
Transmission
8
12-Nov-2007 06:37 AM
engineboy
Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion
3
31-Aug-2002 01:16 AM
Sassafrass
Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion
8
28-Jul-2002 12:58 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Tranny Problem


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.